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Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair in Blue Upholstery and Oak

Sale price$4,950.00

Illum Wikkelsø, armchair, oak, fabric, Denmark, 1950s

This well-designed armchair shows an unusual elegance and great eye for detail, combined with outstanding craftsmanship, which is characteristic for the work of Illum Wikkelsø. The organically shaped easy chair has excellent comfort, which is emphasized by the pointy armrests. Due to the wingback the chair provides a pleasant shelter for its user.

Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) is trained as a carpenter and later studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. He first worked for the Danish furniture maker Jacob Kjær and the architect Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard until 1954 when he opened his studio on the outskirts of Aarhus. Here he designed especially simple and elegant seating with great functionality, now considered classics of Danish furniture design. The style of his work varies from Kaare Klint's classicism to the soft organic craft by Arne Jacobsen.

Kindly note that the fabric is in fair condition with signs of age and use, including tears and overall wear. The last photo shows how the chair can be reupholstered. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Illum Wikkelsø (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 38.59 in. Width 29.93 in. Depth 35.44 in. Seat Height 15.56 in.
  • dimensions Height 98 cm Width 76 cm Depth 90 cm Seat Height 39.5 cm
  • material Fabric Oak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50109558